Brighton & Hove comes together to tackle exploitation

Brighton & Hove are coming together to tackle exploitation for June 2019.

Brighton & Hove – like many cities and towns across the UK – is impacted by violence, vulnerability and exploitation related to drug dealing, serious & violent crime and the criminal & sexual exploitation of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This is often referred to as ‘County Lines’ which refers to the transportation of drugs across the country by children and vulnerable adults who have been exploited by organised criminal gangs or groups.

A wide range of statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations have come together to raise awareness of these issues throughout the second half of June 2019. These agencies include Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC), Sussex Police, Office of Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, Trust for Developing Communities, YMCA Downslink Group, AudioActive, Tarner Community Project, Hangleton & Knoll Project and Albion in the Community.

The events that have been organised will be supported by a social media awareness campaign called #spotthesigns which seeks to help us all understand what exploitation looks like, the impact it has on people and communities in Brighton & Hove, and how to access support if you or someone you know is being exploited. Further information will be shared online by BHCC, Sussex Police and the local adults and children safeguarding boards and their respective social media accounts.

 

Schedule of Activities

Thursday 20 June 2019

  • BHCC Secondary PSHE Coordinator’s development day – Longhill High School – 08:45-15:15

Friday 21 June 2019

  • Youth sector engagement event (BHCC, AudioActive & Tarner Community Project) – Bottega
    Rooms, Enterprise Point – 09:45-15:00

Saturday 22 June 2019

  • BHCC TAKEPART festival – The Level – 12:00-17:00

Sunday 23 June 2019

  • ‘Together’ Refugee Week celebration event (Sanctuary-on-Sea) – Brighton Dome – 11:00-
    16:00

Monday 24 June 2019

  • Multi-agency bed & breakfast visits (Sussex Police, ESFRS & BHCC)
  • Sussex Police ‘cuckoo’ car visiting vulnerable people and properties
  • Safeguarding Adults Board Meeting – Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub 15:00-17:00

Tuesday 25 June 2019

  • Multi-agency bed & breakfast visits (Sussex Police, ESFRS & BHCC)
  • Taxi drivers exploitation awareness training (WiSE) – Amex Stadium – four sessions
  • The Edge drop-in – Pankhurst Avenue – 10:00-12:00
  • Premier League Kicks pop-up session – The Level – 15:30-17:30
  • ROC conversation– Falmer Stadium – 19:00-21:00

Wednesday 26 June 2019

  • Sussex Police ‘cuckoo’ car visiting vulnerable people and properties
  • BHCC Education Safeguarding Network – Hove Town Hall – 09:00-12:00
  • Hangleton & Knoll community action meeting – St. Richard’s – 10:30-12:00
  • Holy Nativity community project food bank dropin – Norwich Drive – 11:00-12:00
  • Premier League Kicks pop-up session – The Level – 15:30-17:30

Thursday 27 June 2019

  • Taxi drivers exploitation awareness training (WiSE) – Amex Stadium – four sessions
  • REBOOT early intervention youth programme progress meetings – Sussex PCC office – 09:30-
    11:30
  • 67 Centre youth drop-in – Moulsecoomb – 18:00-20:00

Friday 28 June 2019

  • Sussex Police ‘cuckoo’ car visiting vulnerable people and properties
  • Ending gang violence and exploitation regional teleconference – 10:30-12:00
  • Craven Vale food bank drop-in – Hadlow Close – 13:00-14:00

Saturday 29 June 2019

  • Tarner Festival – Tarner Park – 14:00-19:00

 

Contact tim.Read@brighton-hove.gov.uk for any queries